Kessler High On Bronco Wish List

Centennial HS QB Cody Kessler (Bakersfield, CA) is considered one of the top QB prospects on the West Coast for the 2011 recruiting class. He's receiving interest from schools coast to coast and two Bronco coaches recently made the trip to Centennial to watch him in action. Is an offer soon to follow? He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about the Boise State interest and his recruitment thus far.

Centennial HS QB Cody Kessler (Bakersfield, CA) is considered one of the top QB prospects on the West Coast for the 2011 recruiting class. He's receiving interest from schools coast to coast and two Bronco coaches made the trip to Centennial on Wednesday to watch him in action. "Coach (Chris) Petersen and Coach (Brent) Pease came down to watch me throw," he said. "Coach (Bryan) Harsin is also going to come down and watch me this spring," he added.

Kessler (6'2, 210, 4.77) went through numerous drills and he believes he performed quite well. "I really don't like to be cocky, but I felt like I threw all of them on the money," he stated. "They just had me do a three and five step drop-back, seventeen yard comebacks, dig routes, deep posts, and curl routes. It was a normal QB workout."

Cody has nothing but admiration for Head Coach Chris Petersen. Petersen has led the Broncos to two Fiesta Bowl victories in just four years as the head man and that isn't going unnoticed by recruits. "I love Coach Petersen," Kessler said. "He's a real cool guy and he loves his players. He cares about how they do in school too. I believe he said the average team GPA was over 3.0 this past season."

Offensive Coordinator Bryan Harsin told Cody and his coach in a phone conversation that Boise State is definitely interested. "Coach Harsin called my coach and asked how far along I was in the classroom and things off the field," he said. "It was good talking to him. He told me what they like in a QB and that he's high on me. He wants me to call Coach Petersen later this week."

There was no 'sophomore slump' for QB Kellen Moore in 2009. The Bronco offense was a well oiled machine for much of the season as Boise State averaged over 40 points per game and that's largely due to Moore's solid season under center. "Kellen Moore is a real smart QB," he said. "He's not the biggest guy, but he makes all the reads. He's just awesome. He never seems to get pressured," Kessler added.

Boise State has taken at least one QB in each of the past two recruiting classes (including 2010). The Broncos have focused early in the recruiting season on this position as Joe Southwick (2009), Grant Hedrick (2010), and Kellen Moore (2007) all committed early in the recruiting process. It'll be interesting to see if Cody Kessler is the top target at QB on the Boise State recruiting board for 2011.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Cody Kessler.

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